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Shoreline’s ‘7 Boxes’ Marks Its 101st Fest Presence

Paraguayan action-thriller grabs auds in Argentina

Shoreline Entertainment’s Paraguayan action-thriller “7 Boxes,” a Breaking Glass Pictures pickup for the U.S., has just screened at the Muestra de Cine Latinoamericano in Venezuela, which ran Aug 22 29, marking the film’s 101st festival appearance.

That’s a highly notable figure for a feature from anywhere, let alone Paraguay, the product of “amazing filmmaking” and Shoreline’s “relentless efforts,” said Shoreline’s EVP Sam Eigen, who bought “7 Boxes” of its Films in Progress screening at 2011’s San Sebastián.

In the ensuing year, 7 Boxes has picked up some rave reviews, charmed audiences, and won a slew of awards.

Marking the feature helming debut of Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, “7 Boxes” won San Sebastian’s Films in Progress Industry Award in 2011 and fest’s New Directors Euskaltel Youth Award in 2012.

In 2013, it also won Miami Film Festival’s Audience Award and a jury mention at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“7 Boxes” centers on a 17-year-old delivery boy in a low-income Paraguayan market who must transport a load of mysterious and dangerous boxes to the edge of town.

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Los Angeles-based Shoreline Entertainment handled world sales and festivals on the film.

“7 Boxes” is “that rare, engaging fan-favorite with just enough arthouse elements to earn festival adoration, as well as commercial viability,” Eigen said.

He added that thanks to the filmmakers’ outstanding work Shoreline was able to do “what we do best, using our experience and connections to capitalize on the festival circuit while garnering distribution worldwide, including theatrical releases in major territories.”

Acquired by top international territories, one of “7 Boxes” recent sales was in Argentina, by vet Argentine distrib-producer Peter Marai, who, after launching the film in July, sold north of 35,500 tickets, a considerable performance for a modest-budget Latin American film production.

“7 Boxes” will be making festival stop number 102 at the Latin American & Spanish Film Week, in Victoria, British Columbia, over Sept. 16-21.

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